Germany has opened its doors to asylum seekers from around the world. But despite secure housing and supervision from well-trained staff, most applicants face an uphill battle. DW takes a look inside the German asylum system.
The major bribery scandal at one of Germany's refugee authority offices was not as serious as thought, a new investigation has shown. The affair triggered a political crisis.
Germany's mainstream media are facing mounting criticism over the coverage of crime stories involving refugee and migrant suspects. Media analyst Kai Hafez told DW that the coverage reveals Germany's unexamined biases.
Once again, Chancellor Merkel and Interior Minister Seehofer are at each other's throats as they argue over how to deal with asylum seekers. But that only strengthens right-wing populists, warns Marcel Fürstenau.
The number of people claiming asylum in Germany fell to 222,560 last year, according to European Union figures. The data could provide some relief for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she fights to save her coalition.
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